Former heavyweight champion Haye announces retirement

Former heavyweight champion Haye announces retirement

Former world heavyweight champion David Haye announced his retirement from the sport on Tuesday following his defeat by Tony Bellew in May.

FILE PHOTO:  Tony Bellew & David Haye Weigh-In
FILE PHOTO: Boxing - Tony Bellew & David Haye Weigh-In - Indigo at The O2, London, Britain - May 4, 2018 David Haye during the weigh in Action Images via Reuters/Andrew Couldridge - RC11266BB600

LONDON: Former world heavyweight champion David Haye announced his retirement from the sport on Tuesday following his defeat by Tony Bellew in May.

The 37-year-old Briton won 28 and lost four of his 32 fights since turning professional in 2002.

"Today I announce my retirement from professional boxing. They say you can't play boxing. Yet, as I write this retirement statement, and reflect on my time in the sport, I can't find a better way to describe the ride... ," Haye said in a statement on his website https://www.hayemaker.com.

"This is not the end of my story. It's simply the start of something new."

(Reporting by Aditi Prakash in Bengaluru, editing by Ed Osmond)

Source: Reuters

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